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Apprenticeship in Fundraising Level 2 

Course Overview

The Fundraiser Level 3 Standard is for people who are keen to support an organisation's fundraising activities, it will teach you about the different methods of fundraising, and also the wide and varied role of the fundraiser, in which they are the person that will produce relevant cases for support to encourage consistent support and engagement from donors and stakeholders alike, some areas covered in the standard are:

  • To facilitate relationships to raise financial and non-financial support of the charitable cause.

  • To make plans to build and maintain supporters to the cause.

  • To carry out fundraising activities that remain within the budgets, and plans of the organisation.

  • Look and research the external market, to inform on your ideas for activities to support the organisation.

  • Create case for support materials, and high-quality written communication materials to gain support from internal and external stakeholders.

In collaboration with an employer, you will learn about the different types of fundraising, and how to approach the different stakeholders or donors for support.  You will learn about your organisation, how to manage your time and planning and presentation skills.  You will learn about finances, regulations, and ethical issues. Also, about different types of communications and donor motivations. Influencing stakeholders, creating a culture of fundraising and handling conflicts.

You will be preparing a case for support, and how to pitch.  Also, how to solve problems within your organisation and team.  Overall, the learning is about Fundraising, but it also will build confidence, help you to understand different types of organisations, and how to work well with different types of people.

How to apply for this course

Course Details


Up to 18 Months


Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before getting to Gateway


Progression from this course could be to go on to a higher-level course such as an Apprenticeship in Leadership and management (other subjects available) or you could go onto an Access to Higher education course.  Please look at our website for other options.

How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of your period of learning you will reach what is called Gateway, this is when the employer, you and the training provider agree that you have learnt the content of the Standard.

You will then be put forward for EPA, which includes:

  • A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

  • A Case for support pitch, presentation and questions and answers.

You will be awarded with a pass or distinction as long as you have met the standards.

Funding Options

Information about Apprenticeships including funding can be found here

Expert Teachers

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within Enable are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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